April 16, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Margaret Johnson, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and founder of the school's annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, is one of 16 educators from across the University System of Maryland to receive a 2012 USM Board of Regents' Faculty Award. The rewards were presented on April 13 at the board's meeting at Frostburg State University.
The awards are the highest honor presented by the board to exemplary faculty members. Presented in four categories, the awards honor excellence in mentoring, public service, scholarship and teaching. Each award carries a $1,000 prize provided by the institutions and the University System of Maryland Foundation.
Johnson, who received the accolade in the category of Public Service, was honored for her work in establishing the Feminist Legal Theory Conference. She also serves as co-director of the school's Center on Applied Feminism.
"The conference helps to perpetuate discussions on how to effectuate societal change, with current topics such as parentage law, international human rights law, poverty law, and other topics that have global impact," the board said in its announcement about the award. "Professor Johnson has made valuable contributions in the area of public service, with particular focus on moving feminist legal theory into practice and on promoting access to justice for low-income women and families."
Learn more about the 2012 Regents' Faculty Awards.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.